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History comes alive at the 2015 San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment
Apr 15 2015 - 12:40:00 pm
The largest battle reenactment in the state is the centerpiece of the admission-free San Jacinto Day Festival, held on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds surrounding the San Jacinto Monument. The reenactment recreates the events leading up to Texas winning its independence from Mexico 179 years ago at the decisive Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. It also caps the 75th anniversary of the opening of the San Jacinto Monument and Museum.

The festival is a full day of entertainment, vendors, food, family activities, cultural exhibitors, games and fun set amidst living history: music and dancing on two stages featuring flamenco dancers, square dancers and much more; 25+ food vendors; make-and-take activities and crafts for children; children’s trackless train; petting zoo; chuck wagon; medicine wagon show; birds of prey; quilters, weavers, spinners, blacksmiths and other demonstrators; and dozens of unique hand-crafted items for sale.

New entertainment includes mechanical bull rides, “All Star” Youth Banjo Band, pony and camel rides, Mixteco Ballet Folklorico, Amber & The Rascals playing music “from many decades,” and live exhibits from the Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center/Baytown Nature Center.

For complete information on this historic--and historical--event, click here.
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